Municipal Freedom of Information
The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (M.F.I.P.P.A.) provides an individual with the right to access information under the custody and control of an institution, including one's own personal information.
Individuals wanting to submit a formal request for information under the Municipal Freedom of Information Act must fill out a Freedom of Information Request Form and submit the form by mail, or in person to the Town of Huntsville Clerk's Department.
Some records or parts of the records may not be publicly accessed based on requirements set out by MFIPPA. These exemptions are limited, specific, and protect the rights of another person or organization.
If the Town is not able to disclose a record, we will specifically state which exemption(s) we are applying to the record(s).
In order for the Clerk to process a request under MFIPPA, a $5.00 charge applies. Payments must be made in person at Town Hall - 2nd Floor Customer Service desk. Cash payments only please.
All fees are established through the Town of Huntsville's Fees & Charges By-law.
If you are not satisfied with the Town's decision to your F.O.I. request, you have the right to file an appeal to the Information Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) within 30 days of receiving the decision in writing to:
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8
Please visit the IPC website for more information.
The Town of Huntsville has created a Routine Disclosure Policy that allows Town staff to provide certain records with some restrictions. Individuals wishing to obtain a copy or view a Town record can do so by completing the form for the department responsible of the record (if known).
Individuals are encouraged to review the Disclosure Plans to see what records can be disclosed by Town Staff.